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Psychopsis papilio, Butterfly Orchid

Psychopsis papilio

Butterfly Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterUnusual colorYellow/orange flowers

Psychopsis papilio has very large and spectacular flowers with antenna-like sepals and petals.

The inflorescences are erect or curved and flat in the upper part where many flowers are formed in succession over a period of several months. The inflorescence continues to grow and form new buds, often over a period of several years.

Prefers bright light but no direct sunlight.

Prefer rainwater or non-alkaline water at room temperature. Do not use water from a water softener, because it contains too much salt.

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